City to seek bids for building demolition

July 3, 2014 —

The long effort to do something about the dilapidated building at 115 North Church Street, the former Tiger’s Den, took a step closer to completion at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Hudson City Council, when the council voted to seek bids for the demolition of the building.
Funds for the demolition will come from the city general fund, with the Downtown Development Authority providing a fifty percent matching fund up to $15,000.

The plans are for the bids to be received in time for the council to approve them at their next meeting. It is possible that the building could come down by Labor Day.

In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, the Council approved formally naming what has been known as the “Sunrise Meadows Trail” as the “Berlin Trail,” after Richard Berlin, who once owned most of the property where the trail is located.

The council also:

• Authorized the purchase of playground equipment for Will Carleton Park from GameTime, an Alabama Company, for a cost of $27,306.53, a figure which includes shipping. It’s hoped to have the budgeted project finished yet this summer.

• Authorized the marking of a handicapped parking spot in front of 113 LaFayette Street.

• Approved renting the city owned property at 313 W. Main Street, the former Yours, Mine and Ours, to Art and Laurel Robertson, who plan to reopen their store. Native Memories with an increased stock of merchandise, including horse tack.